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Acmaeodera macra

Acmaeodera macra
Boomer Lake Park, Stillwater, Payne County, Oklahoma, USA
September 12, 2020
On Thistle

Literally my only goal this fall in terms of buprestids in Stillwater was to collect this species. I carefully checked all the composites for the species, but couldn't find it anywhere. However, when collecting various pollinators for a class, I noticed this little guy buried head-deep in the thistle flower. I gently coaxed it out and celebrated by using it for the class.